New Discus Webinars Announced!

You are invited to register for our upcoming webinars! Browse these links for content details! School and Public Libraries: A Winning Combination, NoveList: Get Ready for Summer Reading, and Summer Reading with Discus: Get Ready to Launch!. Alisha Polkowsky, Youth Services Librarian with LCPL - Irmo Branch, will share tips about public library collaboration with with schools.  Learn how to search NoveList by genre, themes, and appeal to locate books for summer reading.  Linda Heimburger will share Discus content that supports the 2019 Summer Reading space theme "A Universe of Stories."  View our complete webinar calendar. 

Win a Kindle Fire!

Calling all teachers and media specialists! Tell us how you are making research fun and inviting in your classroom or media center by sending us your favorite lesson plan or activity that features Discus. We're exploring new, effective, and fun ways to teach students how easy it is to use Discus. We want students to know the difference between informed, peer-reviewed resources and the unreliable information they may find in search engines like Google. Please include any handouts, slideshows, or other tools you use. Our favorite five entries will win a Kindle Fire and be featured in our Back-to-School Discus Kits. Please submit entries to DiscusOffice@statelibrary.sc.gov by May 15, 2019.

Discus Welcomes New Customer Support Specialist

Join us in welcoming Desire'e Thomas to our Discus team in the Electronic Resources Department.  Ms. Thomas comes to us from Richland County Public Library.  She is currently pursuing her MLIS at the University of South Carolina.  In her role as Customer Support Specialist, Ms. Thomas will provide user support through the Discus Help Desk, facilitate the K-12 Discus Kit distribution, update and maintain Discus contacts, and support the Discus Office initiatives. She holds a bachelor degree in Art-Studio Drawing.